Are micro-payments the way forward for video gaming?

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Sabre

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Micro payments are something that is popular in eastern Asian countries such as Japan, but has not really been seen by the West. However, there is growing anticipation that the gaming industry will begin to bring this concept over in their battle against the recession.

Micro payments are when a game is bought originally for free or cheaply and then the gamer can purchase extra items or in game money. This can be used, say, to purchase special items that cannot be found in game.

Do you think this is a concept that will work in the West as well as it has done in Japan and such places?
 
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